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Friday
Jun232017

UON Women in Science Chair - University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. This newly created appointment will make strategic contributions to the University’s STEMM strategy and Global Impact Clusters, helping build the global reputation and profile of the University.

UON is where Beryl Nashar became the first woman dean of science at an Australian university. Building on that proud heritage for a new generation the UON Women in Science Chair will be at the forefront of positive change, and lead in research translation and world-class innovation. Joining a cohort of other academic leaders and a working group across the University, this appointment will take a leading role in building and promoting gender equity within STEMM, and supporting UON’s participation in the Athena SWAN initiative. The appointment will be important to cultural change and building future capability in the current generation of researchers, the upcoming generation and the one to follow.

Through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN, the University is strengthening its commitment to helping women achieve the promise of their academic careers and are taking important steps to ensure the full participation of women by evaluating and addressing gender inequality. More about these initiatives is available here.

About STEMM at UON

UON is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, and a commitment to research translation and world class innovation. The University is placed in the top 8 Australian universities for research quality which is ‘well above world standard’ (ERA 2015) and it is also ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the ARC and NHMRC.

UON is a dynamic research-intensive university. UON has recognised international strengths including biomedical science, clinical and translational health, and biology as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. UON’s work with partners drives new directions in research, education and regional engagement. More on UON’s research strengths here.

Selection criteria

The right person for this role brings a PhD relevant to STEMM, and a global academic profile with strong external grant funding and research, or innovation, outputs. Candidates for the Chair bring a record in building collaborations by engaging proactively with partners to develop new revenue streams or productive education partnerships. An interdisciplinary way of working will be key to this role’s fit at UON.

For further information and to apply

For a confidential discussion and to obtain the candidate information package candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly or Mariana Liou via email at WIS@desailly.com.au

Submit complete applications following instructions contained in the information package via email to WIS@desailly.com.au

The official close date is 23 June

About relocation

UON provides a range of services to assist in immigration and relocation for the appointed candidate and family. Joining UON has the benefits of living and working in a place with the best of Australian life with a bright new future. For more see A Place to Make Your Mark.


Monday
Jun262017

Clinical Bioinformatician - Australian National University

  • Salary package: $94,094 – $100,864 per annum, plus 17% super
  • Three years fixed term


The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools: The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas. Canberra Clinical Genomics will facilitate the introduction of routine personalised medicine practice into the ACT by providing a rapid, locally available comprehensive genomics and genetic pathology service to clinicians. It will work closely with ACT Health and the ANU’s John Curtin School of Medical Research to deliver services in autoimmunity, cancer and genetic paediatric disease. This is an exciting new opportunity for health informaticians and software developers to be at the forefront of bringing precision medicine closer to mainstream healthcare. You can feel good knowing that your hard work will contribute to the overall advancement of the way we treat disease, especially rare conditions that often get overlooked or mistreated.

The newly established Canberra Clinical Genomics is a joint initiative of ACT Health and the ANU's John Curtin School of Medical Research. The goal of the centre is to bring genomics and personalised medicine into routine clinical practice in the ACT. To drive this initiative, we seek a highly capable bioinformatician to establish systems and practices for timely analysis and reporting of clinical genomic data. This position will have a clinical focus and seeks to bring about positive change for patients with cancer, autoimmunity or paediatric genetic disease. This remains a dynamic area and we expect that the appointee will be constantly building their skills whilst performing their tasks – and will gain real experience of the deployment of genomic data within the Australian health system. The position will be based at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and will have the benefit of a network of genomics and bioinformatics researcher colleagues from which to draw on. The appointee will interact directly with colleagues within ACT Health and ACT Pathology. More widely it is expected that the appointee will engage routinely with colleagues in similar projects nationally.

Candidates should have experience of large genomic datasets and production computation performed against these – or can demonstrate the aptitude to quickly become capable with these. We expect candidates may have a research background or experience in a genetic pathology laboratory, though may also come from an engineering or computer science area. The core skillset of candidates should include real bioinformatics and genomics experience, programming experience, strong familiarity with Linux/Unix systems and aptitude for working with complex systems. Importantly, a strong desire for professional development and a pragmatic approach to problem solving will be viewed very favourably.

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Friday
Jun302017

Professor (Biology) - University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. This newly created appointment will make strategic contributions to the University’s STEMM strategy and Global Impact Clusters, helping build the global reputation and profile of the University.

About Biology at UON

The discipline of biology has performed exceptionally well in the Australian Research Council’s ERA assessments, with several research themes scoring a 5 (well above world standard). Biochemistry and cell biology has been awarded a 5 at every evaluation.

The disciplines of environmental and life sciences at UON are distinctive for their focus on the application of science for impact. The ideal candidate would sustain continued excellence and be compatible with existing research groups including reproductive biology, plant biology and molecular microbiology. Excellent opportunities exist for internal collaboration with groups such as Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources and the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation.

This appointment can join either the UON Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacy or the UON Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science.

A leading biologist could generate work with other disciplines such as chemistry or biomedical sciences or lead new priority areas such as bioinformatics where developments are underway in big data and genetics. The discipline of biology teaches a large undergraduate biology major, and the Bachelor of Biotechnology, a hands-on program with substantial industry involvement.

Selection criteria

The right person for this role brings a PhD in biology or equivalent related field, and a significant and sustained record of high quality research productivity to build on UON’s reputation for world-class innovation in biology and maintain an established international profile in the field. A significant record of external grant funding at national or international level and an established international and national academic profile are both key criteria. An interdisciplinary way of working will be key to this role’s fit at UON. Other research strengths are detailed here.

About UON

UON is where Beryl Nashar became the first woman dean of science at an Australian university. Building on that proud heritage for a new generation, the UON is committed to positive change, and leading in research translation and world-class innovation. Through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN, the University is strengthening its commitment to helping women achieve the promise of their academic careers and are taking important steps to ensure the full participation of women by evaluating and addressing gender inequality. More about these initiatives is available here.

UON is a dynamic research-intensive university ranked in the top eight nationally for the quality of research. UON has recognised international strengths including biomedical science, clinical and translational health, and biology as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. UON’s work with partners drives new directions in research, education and regional engagement.

For further information and to apply

For a confidential discussion and to obtain the candidate information package candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign:

Submit complete applications following instructions contained in the information package via email to UONBiol@desailly.com.au

The official close date is 30 June

About relocation

UON provides a range of services to assist in immigration and relocation for the appointed candidate and family. Joining UON has the benefits of living and working in a place with the best of Australian life with a bright new future. For more see A Place to Make Your Mark.

Sunday
Jul162017

PhD Fellowship (Molecular Neural Development and Sequencing Technologies) - University of Copenhagen

Project description

This project will use molecular tools including iTRAQ proteomics and single cell RNA-sequencing to characterize the progenitor stellate cell populations in the embryonic pig entorhinal cortex. In particular, characterisation of the progenitor cell populations that give rise to the stellate cells will be performed using bioinformatics. Further studies will be performed to derive stellate cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using cytokines and growth factors identified from the global profiling and bioinformatics analyses. Comparative molecular studies (i.e. RNA-sequencing) will then be performed to assess whether stellate cells derived from Alzheimer disease patient iPSCs have an altered phenotype compared to iPSCs derived from healthy persons.

Required qualifications

  • Masters in Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Neural development, Bioinformatics or related field
  • Knowledge in pluripotent stem cell and/or developmental biology
  • Knowledge in neural development
  • Knowledge in cellular RNA and protein sequencing technologies
  • Experience in the field of neural development is desirable
  • Experience with proteomic sequencing and/or transcriptome sequencing is desirable
  • Experience with bioinformatics processing of large data sets is desirable
  • Experience with culture and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells is desirable
  • Experience with molecular methods such as immunohistochemistry, qPCR, westerns and cDNA library preparation is desirable
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, including fluent use of the English language
  • Excellent collaborating and teamwork skills are essential
  • Publication/s in relevant fields of the project is desirable


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